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"Erika was instrumental in helping the West Linn Wilsonville School District increase the quality of our Wellness program for children. She helped students make connections between their body and mind through movement. Erika made meaningful connections with students and provided training for teachers and administrators. Erika is masterful in translating her knowledge and energies into a practice that invites children and adults toward greater wellness."

- Jane Stickney, Ph.D. Deputy Superintendent, West Linn Wilsonville School District


"Thank you for coming to Rosemont Ridge Middle School and teaching us Nia. Your class changed my life in so many ways. I feel less stressed. It has made me a better person."

- 12 year old student, Rosemont Ridge Middle School West Linn Body Mind Wellness Series




I offer trainings, workshops, and groups that integrate Body Mind Wellness. As a Consultant I am hired by organizations, schools, mental health organizations, etc. to create and implement a unique curriculum to meet their needs.

My latest collaboration is a group I co-created with Margaret Schilling, LPC, Nia White Belt called "Surviving to Thriving: a Nia-based Trauma Recovery Group". I offer a Fall and Spring group series at Studio Sol.

Grounded in the latest research on trauma and the body, this group blends Nia, a holistic movement practice, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-oriented approach to healing from trauma, to help understand, shift, and heal traumatic responses, and move toward renewed vitality and well-being. Integrating dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts, Nia is a practice which supports connection to your inner wisdom, reconnection to joy, emotional balance, control and agency in your body, and improved concentration and focus.

The format of the group will include psychoeducation regarding trauma and its impact; a Nia class designed to support healing; and a group process to explore and deepen healing experiences and insights from the Nia class. In this warm and safe environment we will be focused on well-being in the present and will not be processing or talking about traumatic events. No experience with Nia or other movement is necessary. Participants are required to be in therapy.

Surviving to Thriving: a Nia-based Trauma Recovery Group
Dates: Thursdays (10/9 - 12/4) 8 weeks - No class on Thanksgiving Day
Time: 11 am - 1 pm
Location: Studio Sol (3500 NE MLK Blvd.)
Cost: $300 before 9/15, $325 after 9/15

For more information, pre-screening, and registration, please contact: Erika Ruber at (503) 680-7292 or

To learn more about this group, listen to my podcast conversation with Debbie Rosas, co-creator of the Nia Technique.